A 12-year-old boy was recovering Monday, after falling into an elevator shaft several floors up in a Mount Vernon building over the weekend.
The victim, 58, was threatened and pushed, police said. The mugger allegedly acted as though he had a gun.
Residents are helping to look for the suspect, who police described as an Asian man between 45 and 55 years old. He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a green shirt with blue stripes.
A parking attendant at the garage drove the 4,500-pound Lexus SUV into a vehicle elevator on the fifth floor, but the elevator’s car wasn’t there.That’s when he and the car fell five stories to the ground floor.
The City Council is holding an oversight hearing Monday afternoon to examine elevator safety and hear testimony from Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri.
There have been several deadly mishaps involving elevators in New York City of late and you might be surprised to learn that elevator repairmen in the city do not need a license.
The accident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday in a building on Woodycrest Avenue in the Highbridge section of the borough.
The woman, whose name was not released, became trapped Sunday at the 9th Street-Congress Street station on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.
It happened at a building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Residents say the outside housing collapsed in the elevator shaft and slammed into the top of one of the cars.
The Fire Department says the process took about an hour, and the person wasn’t hurt.
“For someone to sit there and set someone on fire…a 73-year old mother — set on fire that’s ridiculous. I mean what is this country coming to?” said Gillespie’s son Everett.
Y&R, the advertising agency formerly known as Young & Rubicam, says many of its companies at the 26-story office tower near Grand Central Terminal will return to the building Jan. 3.
As investigators look into the company that worked on the elevator that killed Suzanne Hart last week in Midtown, it’s now known there is a lawsuit against the same firm over an incident in which another woman says she was seriously hurt.
Authorities said Suzanne Hart, 41, was stepping inside the elevator when it suddenly shot upward with its doors still open.
The Department of Buildings said technicians from the company were doing electrical maintenance on the elevator hours before 41-year-old Suzanne Hart was crushed and killed.